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Old 12-02-2012, 01:18 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by 90's Clay View Post
Exactly.. The 2nd or 3rd best of Pete's era came up 6-8 slams shy of Pete's record, and nowheres even CLOSE to his overall accomplishments
2 words. WEAK ERA

When Federer was dominating everyone and no-one was close to him, that proved a weak era. Now Nadal is closer to him than Sampras's rivals, the argument is changed.

In answer to the OP question, of course he is a GOAT candidate. He was one of the best players of all time on 2 out of 3 surfaces, that alone make him a candidate. Though I don't beleive anyone can claim to be the GOAT. so it's all moot but Sampras is one of the greatest of all time.
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